Envy of Kings: The Guildhall of London and the Power of the Medieval Corporation

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Date(s) - 18 November
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Museum of London


The government of the City of London is older than parliament itself and its Guildhall is a rival to the Palace of Westminster. This makes the Lord Mayor a King in his own palace; but how has this been expressed in architecture?
This lecture looks at the architectural patronage of the City’s Lord Mayors from earliest time to the present.

This is a free public lecture by Dr Simon Thurley, Visiting Professor of the Built Environment, Gresham College. There is no need to book for this lecture – it will be run on a “first come, first served” basis. All information is available on the Gresham College website:http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/envy-of-kings-the-guildhall-of-london-and-the-power-of-the-medieval-corporation